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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An offering made to an adversary in the interests of peace or reconciliation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A religious sacrifice in both Jewish,Christian, and Islamic traditions.
  • n. An offering made to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace or reconciliation; an olive branch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An offering that procures peace, reconciliation, or satisfaction; satisfaction offered to an offended person, especially to a superior.
  • n. Specifically, an offering prescribed under the Levitical law as an expression of thanksgiving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace

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Examples

  • The only constantly-recurring peace offering appears to have been that of the two firstling lambs at Pentecost.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • And you might be especially interested to know that the beautiful pharaoh Arsinoc II sent the scarab to Julius Caesar as a peace offering before he left to conquer Britain.

    The Welkening

  • Phoc invited me and Juan to Saigon Falls as a peace offering during the holidays.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Two big white men popped in the doorway aiming. 38’s; Danny had his shield out and a peace offering ready.

    The Big Nowhere

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